Thursday, October 11, 2012

Review: Sustainable Wellness by Matt Mumber, MD and Heather Reed

For nearly a decade, award-winning radiation oncologist Dr. Matt Mumber and yoga instructor Heather Reed have led retreats for people facing health challenges of all kinds. Through their eight-week Sustainable Wellness program, participants have found that using simple tools consistently creates remarkable health benefits.

Whether you're looking for improved physical health, better ways to manage stress, or just a greater sense of inner peace and wellness, Sustainable Wellness offers a simple but powerfully effective plan for transformation.

You will learn how to:
  • Empower yourself to reclaim your health and play a more active role in shaping it
  • Become aware of the daily choices that affect your health and how you can transform them in a positive way
  • Let go of destructive habits and embrace new ones that enhance wellness
Sustainable Wellness: An Integrative Approach to Transform Your Mind, Body, and Spirit combines modern scientific research with ancient methods that benefit the individual on all levels. The authors share tested techniques, personal stories of triumph, and daily exercises that will guide you on the path to sustainable wellness.

Received for review.

I was intrigued by the concept of the book, especially since the foreword was by Dr. Andrew Weil, but I was a bit disappointed.  Not to say that it didn't have some useful information (I did really enjoy the Yoga Bits at the end of each chapter) but it is just a wee bit on the New Age/crunchy granola side of things for most people.

Some of the ideas are universally beneficial such as eating better, exercising, and reducing stress, but others leave a bit to be desired for widespread integration.

All in all this was a solid book based firmly New Age ideas and if you're into that sort of thing this would be perfect for you.  If crunchy granola ideas are not your thing you may want to give it a pass.

★★☆☆ = Liked It


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